....love my mom but I don't like her as my photographer

Philippines
April 16, 2012 5:05am CST
When we had our trip, my mom was very enthusiastic about taking many photos of me when we are out in the field or when we do visit a new location. She says it is the ultimate souvenir and it is hassle free since pictures are relatively free (unless we want them printed out). I did indulge my mother with my non-existent modeling skills and posed for some pictures. However, there came a time when I am simply not interested to the activity and more interested in the experience rather than the picture. I think we both touched each other’s nerves nerve whenever I say ‘last picture.’ Then, again I am more interested in taking other people’s picture rather than mine. Do you think that it is worth fighting over pictures? Want to hear your side.
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@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
17 Apr 12
I think every family has its weird photographers. In our family it's my dad that drives me nuts, seriously. You can't do anything about it, if you can't talk it over with that person. If you tried telling your mom something like for you, pictures are secondary to the real experience or that sometimes you just don't feel like doing it, it's probably time to accept it :D. I mean, my dad has some of the most annoying photographer traits combined: -overly fae and artistic group photos... especially when we're sightseeing... I mean, I like photos a bit spontaneous, not like, everybody gather together, XY, a bit to the left, XZ, don't blink... and this 100 times throughout the whole trip. -if he does spontaneous pics, he does it about the most embarrassing things, and he won't delete them, or worse, he leaves them on, when he's showing the pics to family friends and other people... he even took a photo of that when my mom sterilized my brother's jellyfish sting... or me sleeping circled up when it was cold and we had no warmer blankets... -he's an architecture freak, and not only in the classic/artistic architecture sense... he takes photos of ALL buildings, and it always stops our trips and journeys and walks, because we have to wait for him as he takes a picture of a lousy motel built in the '60s or a disco...
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
Somehow, I think that my mother and your father are the same. although i think my mother has it on a lesser level. I mean, she like carefully positioned and perfect pictures. I do too on several occasions and when it calls to it but also prefer spontaneous images and sometimes, landscapes, instead of pictures of people. I am amused on how you describe your father and is overzealous photo activity. Is he pursuing photography as a hobby? I think he is the type who wish to chronicle each trip and beams into explaining what is the trip all about. I imagined that your computer has a lot of pictures and he would not have them deleted for any reason.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
16 Apr 12
My mother like take photograph for me. But actually a bad photographer. In most case, she can not choose the right focus, so the photographs are usually foggy. And she does not want me to take photograph for her. To say the say, my mother is more beautiful than me, and as a little fat, she is quite lovely and cute. I really want take photograph for her.
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
Well, I guess you can ask her in one of these days. Personally, I ma not a photogenic person so I don't really like being photographer but I am a good photographer so I am better behind the camera rather than in front of it.
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
Pictures are not worth fighting over, especially with your mom. I think what lacked and had somehow caused the misunderstanding was the communication. You could just tell your mom that you're more interested with the experience than the picture. Try telling her in a way that she'll not feel insulted.
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
Yeah, I guess I didn’t try to tell her effectively what I really wanted to do. I thought that she would have left me alone eventually and let me wander on my own. I like the notion of being photographed but sometimes, it is the activity that keeps me irritated because it makes me lose time on things that I rather would like to do. My mom isn’t a bad photographer but she is an insistent one. She want pictures and I'm the unfortunate model. Just thanked God it's over and done with.